For 28 years, you have spread Christmas cheer through Caring Gifts.  Certainly to the recipients, who see the love of family and friends in the gift. Even more smiles appear on the faces of those we serve: veterans who now have a home, seniors who live more independently and children who have a brighter future.

Continue the tradition — or start a new one by sending Caring Gifts today!

Honor your friends and family by making a Christmas donation to Volunteers of America using the form below. In return, we will send a beautiful, hand-wrapped angel to all those on your holiday list, and let them know the donation you make in their name will benefit everyone we serve throughout the year.

Thank you for your generosity!

 

Caring Gifts 2017 Donation Form

Please specify the type and dollar amount of "Caring Gifts" you would like to give this holiday season through Volunteers of America North Louisiana.
  • Many people with disabilities and seniors can live on their own with just a few hours of help each day. Your gift of $100 pays for 8 hours of quality personal care.
  • School is tough when you don't have pens, paper, uniforms and other supplies. Your gift of $75 will send a child to school with all the tools he or she needs to focus on learning.
  • Senior adults make hard choices about buying food and paying bills each day. Your gift of $100 provides meals at our twice weekly lunches for seniors.
  • About 34% of the homeless adults in Shreveport have a mental illness. Your $300 gift will pay for a week of housing, support, and ultimately stability.
  • Teenagers in our LightHouse and Communities in Schools partnership are planning for college. Your gift of $50 will help buy ACT preparation materials, so they can fulfill their potential.
  • Having appropriate clothes is often the first step to employment. Your gift of $75 can help buy uniforms or interview clothes for people with disibilities or Veterans in rural communities.
  • Veterans often arrive at our housing programs with nothing more than a duffel bag. Your gift of $25 will provide them with shampoo, toothpaste and other essentials to feel at home.
  • Transportation is an ongoing need for many people we serve. Your gift of $250 will provide a SporTran bus pass for one month for six people going to work or school.
  • Children who are depressed or stressed because of situations at home struggle to learn. Your gift of $250 will pay for professional counseling through our Youth Behavioral Health Program.
  • War changes people. Many Veterans have trouble adjusting to life in the civilian world, but they are finding a new path at our Veterans Home. Your gift of $600 provides two weeks of food and shelter for one Veteran moving toward independence.
  • Through our programs for people with mental illness, adults learn to cope with their diagnosis and avoid hospitalization. Your gift of $25 will provide craft supplies to help with their therapy.
  • Our clients with developmental disabilities love to work in their garden. Your gift of $100 could provide the next crop of healthy vegetables along with a sense of accomplishment.
  • The Ballington Center allows seniors and adults with disabilities to stay at home longer by providing a safe place to stay while their caregivers are at work. A gift of $250 pays for food and transportation.
  • Statistics say our LightHouse kids are at risk of academic failure. We see only bright futures for them. Your gift of $2500 pays for one child to experience a year of opportunity.
  • Celebrate 28 years of changed lives. A gift of $28,000 will make a difference for a dozen children and families.
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